Short stories by a colleague of Jerome K. Jerome, and friend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Barr probably wrote the first parody of Sherlock Holmes (included in this collection). He co-edited "The Idler" with Jerome.
Summary and recording by Czechchris
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October 15, 2014 Subject:
I enjoyed these stories
The last two were obvious pokes at ACD.
So our detective Valmont has his ups and downs while trying to outwit the bad guys before Scotland Yard does it.
The reader was excellent, thank you. :-)
August 28, 2014 Subject:
Mystery and fun!
Very enjoyable ... thanks so much to the reader!
The "Sherlaw Combs" stories were especially good!
April 4, 2011 Subject:
Story 3 - Reading 10
First of all many thanks to this wonderful reader. If not for this fabulous narration I am not sure I would have enjoyed the stories. The story or stories seemed rather disjointed and I think I would have preferred the author have written one story about one case and the fantastic Eugene Valmont. Instead it was a jumble of stories that did not seem to fit well together at all. Despite this, Eugene Valmont is a likeable character and Czech Chris truly makes him real. I also thought Eugene's disdain for all things both British and American was rather funny. Many thanks to Czechchris for making an odd story an enjoyable listen.
August 10, 2007 Subject:
Excellent reading. Great to listen to on a long drive. Valmont is a refreshing change of pace from Holmes.